What is Council Tax

Council Tax is a tax on domestic properties, which helps to pay for local services.

The charge is based on 50% property and 50% people based on valuations as of 1 April 1991, therefore you could qualify for a discount or exemption from paying Council Tax if you or your property meet the correct criteria.

Get organised, manage your Council Tax account online

When you register for a  Council Tax online account you can:

  • make a payment
  • setup and pay by Direct Debit
  • view your bill
  • report a change of address
  • apply for a refund if you have overpaid your Council Tax account
  • request a payment arrangement
  • apply for a Discount/Exemption
  • search Council Tax bands

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Sending us documents

If you need to send the council tax office documents or have written us a letter and cannot post it, you may upload the documents.

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PDF Booklet

In-depth

The Council Tax Budget information can be viewed in our PDF booklet - Council Tax 2020 to 2021 and the explanatory notes at Council Tax demand notice explanatory notes.